“Do not for a moment let what you believe might have been a mistake in your life, or a failure in your life, define who you are and what you’re capable of doing. I was only twenty-one or twenty-two when I started in – into the educational arena, and it felt like such a big, overwhelming task, at first. But I would say to myself: It may take you ten years – and it did, actually – but those ten years are going to go by, right? No matter what. And when the ten years is complete, you can be here, at the end of a remarkable journey, or you can stay in this rut.”
— Wendy Davis, J.D.